Radio & Television

With three shows cancelled, ACTRA, Friends pile on CBC

OTTAWA – Knowing CBC-TV chief Richard Stursberg will meet some of the national media (including cartt.ca) in Ottawa today at the CFTPA's Prime Time gathering to talk about the Ceeb's future plans, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and ACTRA released an hour-count it says shows CBC has "dropped the ball" on Canadian drama. FOCB, a lobbying group, and ACTRA, the Canadian actors union, are still stinging from the announcement this week that the CBC has cancelled the critically praised, but low-rated This is Wonderland, The Tournament, and DaVinci City Hall. Both groups are still angry about the CBC lockout of 2005,...